CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Human resource management (HRM) in the project-oriented organization is a relatively under-explored topic. This is unusual since HRM should be a core process in all organizations because it affects the way they acquire and use human resources and how employees experience the employment relationship. HRM is of strategic importance to all organizations, contributing to the success of the organization and helping to create competitive advantage. Thus HRM should be linked both vertically and horizontally with the strategy of the organization: (a) vertically, so that HRM practices support the organization's strategy choices; and (b) horizontally, so that HRM practices support other operational practices under the umbrella ...

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